Hands down, the best beer bar in Miami. Excellent list, which rotates in new selections regularly. No douchey-SoBe attitude; patrons & employees are actually FRIENDLY. Cool, laid back vibe; plus, its as big as The Room and The Abbey put together, so you’re not crushed into a tiny space.
Now that they’re back to operating a full schedule, they have happy hour 5-9 PM daily.
Add to that Pub Trivia every Tuesday for the chance to win free beer, and you’ve got a winning combination.
Rustyham (106) St. Petersburg, Florida | December 30, 2008| Updated January 22, 2009
My Favorite Beer Hangout. I work the night shift down the street and came for a beer tasting and instantly fell in love. I have since gotten all of my coworkers hooked and we often come during our work break and again when we get out at midnight. They have over a hundred items on the drink menu, approx. 70% beer, 25% wine, and 5% sake. They keep there glasses frozen and have an official glass for about half of the beers on the menu. The place is dark and perfectly willing to entertain your shenanigans until 5 in the morning. The owner, Diego, has had every beer in the menu and can recommend or describe them all along with either of the two sexy waitresses whom I have seen there.
Prices leave a little to be desired, but that’s only because most of us know what some of these beers cost in a liquor store. But for this location I am willing to spend what they ask (plus Diego will let you sample whats on tap)
Best beer bar in Miami and beyond...no question. Great atmosphere in a small backstreet house a bit off the beaten path...but not really far from the crowded places just the same. Diego is a very good host and the beer selections...taps and bottles are quite nice. I found good examples of American micros in addition to local FL beers. The space in side is dark, laid back, and relaxing...couches or bar stools...whatever you feel like. I highly recommend Abraxas to any craftbeer lover in the area...or novice looking to expand their horizons. Great place to meet nice people and strike up a conversation too.
Easily the best place I have visited so far in Miami. Abraxas is a dark, laid-back lounge bar with a great beer selection. They have a well chosen selection of twelve taps - Bells Two-Hearted ale was on so that kept me more than happy. They have a regular beer menu with their year-round beers and a special menu and blackboard which highlights the seasonal and hard to get stuff. On this visited I opted for the DFH 75min IPA and CCB Sugar Plum, but there is plenty here to keep me going for a very long time. The owner Diego is a friendly and knowledgeable guy - he even bought me a beer! Prices seem good for what you get. If I stayed in Miami this is where I would be spending most of my time. I hope to return soon.
A favorite spot on the beach! The beer selection is far better than average down there. Diego, the owner is incredibly friendly & knows his stuff. Very comfertable interiors, & even a stoop on which you can pearch out front and enjoy the evening. No kitchen, but no sweat. They don’t mind if you have something delivered in...
Owner & bartenders know about their beers and make great recommendations. atmosphere is quiet, dark, and laid back. They have a pretty amazing trivia night, if you win you don’t have to pay your tab! The beer selection is great for such a small place (for any size place really). The pricing is moderate and the only real downside is that they don’t offer food. But if you just want a chill little spot to have conversation and some amazing beers... this is one of the (very) few places in miami to do so!
2013-12-14. First impression when we walked in is of a bar sandwiched between two living rooms. We parked our butts on a comfy couch and worked our way through samplers of the taps. Bottle list is impressive but I quickly realised that a lot of what had caught my eye was in large bottles ranging from $30-50. Given the rarity and quality of them the prices are fair, but a large dinner before hand and a big bottle of Tart of Darkness ultimately sent me back to the hotel earlier than I would have liked :( Bartender was super friendly, and very helpful and graciously put up with a lot of questions from me! :) Would definitely go back if I was in Miami. Its a shame they are closing.
Visited on a Tuesday evening. In attendance was a mix of accountants, Latinos, weirdy beardys, and a couple of dudes who appeared to be having a book club. Trivia night kicked in at 9 pm, and everyone was in a great mood having a blast. The beer selection is vast, two large books of beers on draft, and in the bottle. Some really unique and rare beers on offer, though prices were understandably high for a few of them (Cascade Kriek 750 - $40, for example). Service was fantastic, prompt knowledgeable, and really fun to hang out with. Impressive, considering she was the only person working for most of the time I was there. Highlight of the night was when two cute young girls sat down, and the Latinos and weirdy beardies were all over them. Love this place, reminded me of how bars used to be.
82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Great bar tucked away in a residential part of the beach so it’s far away from all the loudness of SB. Really quiet and great atmosphere. Beer selection here is pretty good - great selection of bottled beers about 200 or so, and a great tap selection as well and it’s always rotating. This bar also has a lot of very nice events.